This will be a truly unique experience with Duke Ellington’s large Peer Gynt Suite with full big band crew, and then we get Grieg in classic, good interpretation, says a proud Ellen Horn.
Per Christian Revholt has put together his dream show with 15 of Norway’s foremost musicians. Per Christian Revholt is the National Theater’s musical leader for over 30 years. He has had engagements at most theaters in Norway and several assignments as a composer for The Royal Shakespeare Company in England.
Our great national composer Edvard Grieg died in 1907 and had little contact with the world of jazz. But over the years, many jazz musicians and organizers have taken great interest in Grieg. The most famous of course is Duke Ellington, who in the 1960s shocked the world with the release of his Peer Gynt Suite. The pieces, in beautiful harmony and with fast pace changes, are perfect for powerful concert experiences. The musicians on stage will also perform the classic Grieg and Grieg in jazz musician Dag Arnesen’s events.
• Grieg must have just got his inspiration to write all the music in this area, where he writes one of his most famous songs ‘At Rondane’, says Per Christian Revholt.
International opera star as soloist
• Mari Eriksmoen is a new star in the opera sky, which not only makes great success in the National Opera here at home, but which is also about to put both the Nordic countries and Europe at their feet, says artistic director Ellen Horn.
Le Monde describes her voice as round, delicate and with a beautiful depth; Mari Eriksmoen’s voice is a joy from start to finish!
A proud artistic director, Ellen Horn, presents Per Christian Revholt, Mari Eriksmoen and Kåre Conradi as contributors to the Høgfjell concert ‘At Rondane’ 2019.
Ibsen expert and actor Kåre Conradi is looking forward to Høgfjellskonsert ‘By Rondane’
• Kåre Conradi comes directly from Ibsen’s success in London. Few know Ibsen as well as Kåre, says Ellen Horn. – At the Høgfjell Concert ‘At Rondane’, Kåre Conradi will be both the presenter and perform monologues from Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.
“I have never been to the Høgfjell concert ‘By Rondane’ and heard a concert with Rondane in the background. But in all Ibsen pieces, there is a craving for something big and something to be inspired by, to get up in the height and show all the glory of the world. And Peer Gynt will “up, high, on the steepest peak”, and you can’t be more inspired by it? See fantastic views and hear Grieg and jazz!” says an enthusiastic Kåre Conradi.
Conradi is one of Norway’s most experienced actors on stage and screen. He has been employed as an actor at the National Theater since 1999, where he has played in more than 30 performances. “He doesn’t use Ibsen to expose his talent, but his talent to expose Ibsen”, wrote Jan E.Hansen in Aftenposten.
One thing is sure; with actor Kåre Conradi, the lyrical soprano Mari Eriksmoen and a 15-man big band, Peer Gynt’s welcome the welcome to an intimate, swinging and lyrical concert experience at Rondane. A grand finale and a worthy period for this year’s Peer Gynt voice.
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